University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Jonathan Leonard

jonathan leonard

Jonathan Leonard, PhD Senior Lecturer

  • PhD 1993 University of Vermont
  • MS 1983 University of Vermont
  • BA 1978 Drew University
Areas of Expertise:

Technological literacy, information systems, public speaking,
ecology and evolution

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Contact Information
Office: 208 Morrill Hall
Phone: 802.656.2979

Dr. Leonard is interested in human sustainable societies and the interactions between human impacts, population growth, consumption, and technology. His interests also include exploring economic, social, and environmental strategies for achieving a sustainable society. Teaching interests include information technology literacy, public speaking, visual display of quantitative information, critical thinking and civil service. Dr. Leonard's vision is to have all College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduates competent global citizens who are informed voters, are knowledgeable of the current crises facing human societies, and who have the skill sets to improve problem situations throughout the world.

Courses Taught

CALS 001: Foundations: Communication Methods
CALS 002: Foundations: Information Technology
CALS 085: Computer Applications
CALS 125: Teaching Assistant Development
CALS 183: Communication Methods

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Advising
  • 1999 Faculty Senate's Faculty Recognition Award
  • 1991 Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching


UVM Academic Intergrity Council
College Curriculum Committee
Director of the CALS Self-Designed Major program
Faculty Sponsor of the UVM Triathlon Club & the Traditional Music Club
Musician: guitar, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, accordion
Senior Lands Top International Study Fellowship
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